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dis·o·bey

 (dĭs′ə-bā′)
v. dis·o·beyed, dis·o·bey·ing, dis·o·beys
v.intr.
To refuse or fail to follow an order or rule.
v.tr.
To refuse or fail to obey (an order or rule).

[Middle English disobeien, from Old French desobeir, from Vulgar Latin *disobedīre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin oboedīre, to obey; see obey.]

disobey

(ˌdɪsəˈbeɪ)
vb
to neglect or refuse to obey (someone, an order, etc)
ˌdisoˈbeyer n

dis•o•bey

(ˌdɪs əˈbeɪ)

v.t., v.i.
to neglect or refuse to obey.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French]
dis`o•bey′er, n.

disobey


Past participle: disobeyed
Gerund: disobeying

Imperative
disobey
disobey
Present
I disobey
you disobey
he/she/it disobeys
we disobey
you disobey
they disobey
Preterite
I disobeyed
you disobeyed
he/she/it disobeyed
we disobeyed
you disobeyed
they disobeyed
Present Continuous
I am disobeying
you are disobeying
he/she/it is disobeying
we are disobeying
you are disobeying
they are disobeying
Present Perfect
I have disobeyed
you have disobeyed
he/she/it has disobeyed
we have disobeyed
you have disobeyed
they have disobeyed
Past Continuous
I was disobeying
you were disobeying
he/she/it was disobeying
we were disobeying
you were disobeying
they were disobeying
Past Perfect
I had disobeyed
you had disobeyed
he/she/it had disobeyed
we had disobeyed
you had disobeyed
they had disobeyed
Future
I will disobey
you will disobey
he/she/it will disobey
we will disobey
you will disobey
they will disobey
Future Perfect
I will have disobeyed
you will have disobeyed
he/she/it will have disobeyed
we will have disobeyed
you will have disobeyed
they will have disobeyed
Future Continuous
I will be disobeying
you will be disobeying
he/she/it will be disobeying
we will be disobeying
you will be disobeying
they will be disobeying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disobeying
you have been disobeying
he/she/it has been disobeying
we have been disobeying
you have been disobeying
they have been disobeying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disobeying
you will have been disobeying
he/she/it will have been disobeying
we will have been disobeying
you will have been disobeying
they will have been disobeying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disobeying
you had been disobeying
he/she/it had been disobeying
we had been disobeying
you had been disobeying
they had been disobeying
Conditional
I would disobey
you would disobey
he/she/it would disobey
we would disobey
you would disobey
they would disobey
Past Conditional
I would have disobeyed
you would have disobeyed
he/she/it would have disobeyed
we would have disobeyed
you would have disobeyed
they would have disobeyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disobey - refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient; "He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired"
refuse, decline - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
sit in - participate in an act of civil disobedience
countermine, sabotage, undermine, weaken, subvert, counteract - destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
balk, baulk, jib, resist - refuse to comply
obey - be obedient to

disobey

verb
1. defy, ignore, rebel, resist, disregard, refuse to obey, dig your heels in (informal), go counter to a naughty boy who often disobeyed his mother
2. infringe, defy, refuse to obey, flout, violate, contravene, overstep, transgress, go counter to He was forever disobeying the rules.

disobey

verb
To refuse or fail to obey:
Idiom: pay no attention to.
Translations
يَعْصييَعْصى، يُخالِف، يَتَمَرَّد
neposlechnout
nægte at adlyde
olla tottelematta
ne slušati
nem engedelmeskedik
óhlÿînast
・・・に従わない
순종하지 않다
nepaklausytinepaklusniainepaklusnusnepaklusti
neklausīt
neposlúchať
ne ubogati
inte lyda
ไม่เชื่อฟัง
söz dinlememekitaatsizlik etmek
không tuân thủ

disobey

[ˈdɪsəˈbeɪ]
A. VT [+ person, rule] → desobedecer
B. VIdesobedecer

disobey

[ˌdɪsəˈbeɪ] vt [+ person] → désobéir à; [+ order, law, rule] → transgresser, enfreindre

disobey

vt parents, teachernicht gehorchen (+dat); officerden Gehorsam verweigern (+dat); rule, lawübertreten

disobey

[ˈdɪsəˈbeɪ] vt (person, order) → disubbidire a; (rule) → trasgredire

disobey

(disəˈbei) verb
to fail or refuse to do what is commanded. He disobeyed my orders not to go into the road; He disobeyed his mother.
ˌdisoˈbedience (-ˈbiːdjəns) noun
failing or refusing to obey. You must be punished for your disobedience!
ˌdisoˈbedient (-ˈbiːdjənt) adjective
failing or refusing to obey. a disobedient child.
ˌdisoˈbediently adverb

disobey

يَعْصي neposlechnout nægte at adlyde nicht gehorchen παραβαίνω desobedecer olla tottelematta désobéir ne slušati disubbidire ・・・に従わない 순종하지 않다 ongehoorzaam zijn ikke adlyde nie posłuchać desobedecer не подчиняться inte lyda ไม่เชื่อฟัง söz dinlememek không tuân thủ 不服从
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